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2017, Comedy - General

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story Real events which resulted in a book : “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell
Writers/Script Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber
Additional Info The film has been shown for the last 15 years at the Prince Charles Cinema in London and there are special showings in February 2018 with Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero live.
Director James Franco
Starring James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogan, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, Zac Efron, Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith, Bob Odenkirk, and a number of cameos by famous actors credited and uncredited.
Elevator Pitch Greg, a young aspiring actor becomes the friend of Tommy, a slightly weird fellow performer and together they move to LA and live in a flat owned by the latter. After multiple failures to find work they decide to make their own film and so Tommy writes the script, buys the equipment and hire the crew and the rest of the cast to perform “The Room”.
Content The two guys become friends, take acting lessons and try to find agents in LA. Scenes in bars, diners and nightclubs. A lot of time making the film. So a variety of scenes as the actors go to work with some nudity and bad language. Finally the premier.
A View This is at times quite embarrassing, sometimes touching and dramatic, but mostly laugh out loud funny. I enjoy films about film making so it hit the spot for me. It is probably not for everbody, but worth the cost of a ticket, particularly if you are interested in film history.

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